ANKARA 

The Turkish ambassador is the only candidate for the UN General Assembly Presidency and is expected to be elected in June, said Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday.

“Ambassador Volkan Bozkir, the candidate for President of 75th UN General Assembly, had a comprehensive interactive dialogue with UN members, observers, and civil society. We are honored that Ambassador Bozkir, the only candidate for election in June, will assume this very important post,” the ministry said in a statement.

Bozkir, former EU minister and chief negotiator, and chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey was nominated for the position in February.

He will assume this prestigious position as a candidate for the first time from Turkey and at a period when the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2020.

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